Congressman Adam Smith

Representing the 9th District of Washington

Smith Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Limit Affordable Contraception

Oct 6, 2017
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Adam Smith released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back access to birth control:

“Today, in an abhorrent attack on women’s rights the Trump Administration ended the federal requirement for employers to cover birth control. This dangerous decision turns back the clock by enabling employers to discriminate under the guise of religious freedom. The birth control mandate has allowed millions to access affordable contraception and given women autonomy over their reproductive health and futures. Health care must include access to affordable birth control and reproductive services. The Trump Administration’s ideologically-driven decision is a shameful sanctioning of gender discrimination that endangers women’s health.” 

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